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Police raid at Editor's Home

The security persons have conducted a raid at the residence of Gopal Budhathoki, editor of the Sanghu weekly, in the capital city today (17 August).

It was learnt that the raid was conducted searching Mr Budhathoki over the news he published in the weekly.

The police action is condemnable as it grossly violates press freedom.

To this, Chairperson of the Freedom Forum, Taranath Dahal, observes, "The police persons have breached journalists' right to free reporting. There is already a separate body, Press Council Nepal, to monitor the content in the newspapers. Anyone discontent with the news can adopt legal recourse rather than targeting journalist. So, it is the highhandedness of the security to harass editor, and therefore a reflection of suppression on free media."

For More Information
Freedom Forum
Thapathali, Kathmandu
Post Box No: 24292
Phone No. 4102030, 4102022
Website: www.nepalpressfreedom.org; www.freedomforum.org.np
Email: monitoring@freedomforum.org.np;  info@freedomforum.org.np;